How to Submit
How to Submit
The Exhibitor Forum offers manufacturers, vendors, and HPC service providers with a venue to deliver deep-dives into the technology and approaches to equity developed within their organizations. Open to both Exhibits and Technical Program attendees, it is a great opportunity to showcase underlying technologies and efforts to support diversity, equity, and inclusion to a large audience outside the confines of an exhibit space. Presentations should focus on the challenges and distinctive features or lessons, which highlight the topic being presented. Those with a marketing or sales focus will not be accepted.
Sessions will include topics at the forefront of HPC such as data, HPC services, usability, networking, and inclusivity efforts. The Exhibitor Forum topic areas are:
- Hardware and Architecture
- Moving, Managing, and Storing Data
- Effective Application of HPC
- Software for HPC
- HPC Futures and Exascale
- High Performance Networking
- Artificial Intelligence and Analytics
- (NEW!) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
Each Exhibitor Forum session is 90 minutes and presentations are 30 minutes each. There is no limit to the number of submissions per vendor, but no more than one presentation per vendor will be accepted.
Submissions close September 14, 2021, with no extensions.
Preparing Your Submission
Your session information will be submitted via a web form (an abstract of no more than 250 words) and an optional file upload (e.g. white paper, presentation, or other material).
Do not submit company-confidential information, since this file will be disseminated to the Exhibitor Forum review committee.
Where to Submit
Exhibitor Forum proposals are submitted via the SC submissions website.
Exhibitor Forum presentations must be associated with an industry Exhibits booth at SC.
Exhibitor Forum proposals are reviewed by experts and are evaluated on the following criteria:
- Alignment of content to the topic areas listed in the overview above and the SC21 conference theme, “Science & Beyond”
- Demonstrated or potential impact on HPC or within the HPC community
- Relevance of presented innovation(s)
The first two points of criteria are valued at 30 points each. The second two are valued at 20 points each. A perfect submission would receive 100 points total.
All other factors, including order of submissions, will have no bearing on acceptance. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Conflict of Interest
Please review the SC Conference Conflict of Interest guidelines before submitting your proposal.
Please review the ACM guidelines on identifying plagiarism.
All Exhibitor Forum participants must be associated with an industry Exhibits booth and must register and pay for either the Technical Program, Exhibitor 24-hour Access, or Exhibits Hall Only. By submitting to the Exhibitor Forum, you are making a commitment to register and attend the conference upon acceptance of your submission. Please refer to Registration for fees.
Finalizing Accepted Exhibitor Forum Sessions
Schedule and Location
The Exhibitor Forum will be held Tuesday–Thursday, November 16–18, 2021. Each Exhibitor Forum session is 90 minutes and presentations are 30 minutes each.
Please arrive at the room designated for your session at least 15 minutes before your session starts. Refer to the online SC Schedule to identify your session’s room number.
Exhibitor Forum sessions are assigned either a classroom or a theater room equipped with standard AV facilities:
- Microphone and podium
- Wireless lapel microphone and wireless handheld microphone
- Projection screen
Current SC Conference policies and procedures do not include the following in your session room:
- Poster boards
- Round tables
- Wired Ethernet connection
- Power strips on the tables or under the chairs
- Recording of your session
Questions about Exhibitor Forum Submissions?
Contact Exhibitor Forum